Experience what space does for you

Come to the dark site

It doesn’t get really dark anywhere any more. With its intense darkness, Dark Sky Park Lauwersoog is a magnificent exception. Come gaze at the stars, spot bats or cycle along the ‘darkest bicycle path’ of the Netherlands.

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Evolution at a glance

The marsh landscape outside of the dike is one of the landscapes that has earned the Wadden Sea its World Heritage Site status. Travel through time and experience the Wadden coast as it must have been before the dikes were built.

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Bird paradise

Nature has free rein on the Punt van Reide. A peninsula outside of the dike where terns, common redshanks, pied avocets and common ringed plovers enjoy an oasis of tranquillity. And here the Wad is a crèche for seals.

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Spot and photograph

Leave the world behind as you follow the slippery path to the bird watching hut near Nieuwe Statenzijl. The kiekkaaste (bird hide) offers views over mudflats with foraging birds and the occasional harbour porpoise in the sea.

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